Promoting Participation In Government

Two events are taking place in Northwest Wyoming that you should be aware of: August 2-3:  the Wyoming Legislature’s Revenue Committee will be meeting for a scheduled session at Days Inn in Thermopolis. The topic is the state’s budget for the next two years. The Legislative Services Office in Cheyenne confirm this session is open to the public. After each topic the committee is considering,…

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Minutes from Cody Town Hall, April 20, 2017 Park County Library — Cody Sponsored by Wyoming Rising – Northwest Cindy Childs, Moderator Opening The Meeting 9:30 a.m. Childs introduced WR-NW steering committee, read statement of purpose for the Town Hall meeting, and laid out ground rules for time limits and civility. Approximately 50 Park County residents attended this Town Hall, despite the absence of Senators…

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The April 20 Town Hall in Cody sponsored by Wyoming Rising was well attended — but not by our lawmakers.  Approximately 50 citizens from northwest Wyoming came to speak to our Members of Congress, despite their refusal to attend or even send a staff person. We discovered later that Senator Enzi came to Cody on April 22, but he did not contact us or adjust…

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Constituents of Wyoming’s congressional delegation can ask questions of their elected officials at a town hall meeting in Cody – even though the delegation won’t be there. Wyoming Rising–Northwest, a nonpartisan group of Cody residents, have invited U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, to a town hall meeting during the congressional recess this week. The three federal lawmakers have…

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Tell your Senators they must not change long-standing Senate rules to approve the nominee for Supreme Court. Instead of changing the rules to force confirmation of an unpopular nominee, Republicans should change their nominee. The Senate Judiciary Committee met Monday April 2 and approved Neil Gorsuch’s nomination out of committee and dispatched it to the floor. Actual debate on Gorsuch begins in the Senate on…

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In a move many feared, the Trump administration has proposed cutting the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from the federal budget. Since its creation in 1965 by President Lyndon H. Johnson, no other president has made such a dramatic threat to the cultural life of our nation. Almost every Wyoming and Montana museum, symphony orchestra, cultural and arts…

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